Coronavirus testing tents popping up across Denmark

The white field tents have been spotted going up in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense and Næstved

Denmark stepping up its testing capacity (photo: Pixabay)
April 19th, 2020 6:00 pm| by Christian W
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Over the weekend, several big tents have popped up across Denmark as the country seeks to test more citizens for the coronavirus.

The white field tents have been spotted going up in Fælledparken near the city hospital Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, as well as in Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense and Næstved.

“We are enhancing the capacity to be able to adhere to the test strategy. So you’ll be able to see tents going up in various parts of the country,” police inspector, Svend Larsen, told TV2 News.

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Ready for tomorrow
In Fælledparken, the tents are about 2,500 sqm. Three of the tents will be dedicated to walk-in testing, while two will be for drive-in testing. 

The tents are scheduled to be ready by 08:00 on Monday morning. 

It has yet to be revealed how many Danes the government wants to test, but it wrote yesterday that it wanted to test a representative portion of the population.

According to the State Serum Institute, About 95,000 Danes have been tested for the coronavirus so far.